Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. scribnerianum

This native grass is underrated and a host plant to several skipper butterflies, as well as many moths! It’s native to much of North America and prefers the cooler seasons, growing in cooler soil temperatures. Many native bird species feed on its seeds. In the wild, it’s often found in prairies, savannas, open woodlands or rocky meadows. This would be a grass species that would benefit by being utilized in ecological restorations. They’re on decline due an immense amount of habitat loss. They have incredible value to our ecosystems!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

July to October

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

12 Inches

Host plant to

Hobomok Skipper Butterflies